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in china that that without any warning it shatters. this is in shanghai. it's very popular at the mall here. it's got turtles and sharks and 33 tons of glass and water all over the place. amazingly nobody was killed but 16 were hurt. tell us a little bit about why you suppose this happened. does this have anything to do with temperature or how do people explain it? >> i'll never look at an aquarium the same again. this was a ten-inch piece of plate glass that exploded literally. people said there was a crack. all of a sudden after the crash the water rushed out and it sounded like an explosion. what investigators now believe happened here is the tank had very warm water in it. the outside temperature, although this is in a mall, this was the outside-facing glass. you can see there are trees there. this was in the cold part of the mall, kind of the outside exposure. temperatures got down into the 20s. not like i had never gotten into the 20s before but this here with the warm on the one side, the water, the cold on the other side, they believe a fault in the glass, a scratch, obviously somet
think the world will look like. it's fascinating. it shows china on the rise, the west in decline and china overtaking the united states in size of economy by the year 2030. here are the key findings of the new intel report. it's interesting reading. a majority of the world's population by 2030 will be out of poverty for the first time in world history. there will be wars over food and water and natural resores. populations will continue to rise and there will be recurring global economic crises but when you think about this, you think about how far we're going here. you've got asia, china in particular will be dominant. it will be stronger than its been anytime since middleages. there will be no more pax americana as its known. china will be a big driver and india will be growing like china is today. they talk about how the world is changing. it's like no other time since the french revolution. remember in the late 18th century, the industrial revolution, except it's happening more quickly. it's taking a tenth of the time for china and asia to rise quickly. let me read to you som
a big rally in china extending one of its biggest rallies in three years. we have a mixed bag in europe with italy up by about .2 of 1%. >> we'll do our best to keep focused on the business day. we'll be following the tragic shooting in connecticut, of course. the new york stock exchange will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims in the next few moments, and we'll be looking at the president's call for meaningful action and the politics of gun control. >> let's get to a road map for this morning. it starts with apple. under pressure once again. even dipping below $500 a share at some point this morning. shares will remain range bound near term. iphone 5 sales and cannibalization among the region. >> other concessions from the gop, the speaker proposing tax hikes for millionaires. could this be the tipping point. moving the talks beyond deadlock. >> a big week for earnings. yes, earnings. fedex, research in motion among the companies reporting. so finally maybe we'll be talking about fundamentals in the stock market more than just the cliff. we've got to talk about apple reversin
of uncertainty. so you have china engineering a soft landing and starting to recover. you have europe away from the brink. greece got upgraded today. who would have thought it. that is what the market is looking at. saying okay. it is not going to be the worst kcase sharcenario, but you coul extend the middle class tax cuts and be done with it. it is in a recession. >> and i think the market would not like that very much. everybody is expecting that you get the middle class tax cuts done. >> and if you can get china and europe doing better. it is hard to be terribly bearish on the u.s. >> y are going to stay with our politico expert. this is a rally that has surprised experts. it hasn't been that easy to be optimistic. >> it is. i think you have to be cautious here. the probability that this could fall apart is very, very real. >> so, you have to be careful up at these levels as a trader. i have low exposure up here. i have protection. that is how you have to play this market. stay with us please. >> yesterday it looked like washington was inching towards a deal. but today, plan b could be sign
. if apple gets approval for the china mobile contract, and the television, the smart television which are both expected, anticipated this year, we're looking for earnings this coming year of $50. $50 times 14 is $700 price target. we have a $720 price target, bill. so we've put apple, qualcomm, microsoft, oracle, and your big club stocks. all of those have done well this year. the big winners of this month, the banks have come on super strong. china ma and japan. and i think you can start to nibble a little on china and japan, as well. >> michael, is there an argument to be made that you don't want to touch stocks right now until you have some clarity on this fiscal cliff? just in case we see a big sell-off? >> there is, but i'll argue, too, that you're talking about $600 billion being sucked out of the economy next year. the s&p made $20 trillion. while we are looking at the fiscal cliff countdown, there is another countdown to new all-year highs when the dow is close to the prior peak around 600% from here. investors should be looking overseas. you want to look where there is no fis
. export orders, a sign of weakness there and in china and in some of the pmi figures that we got across europe. so the theme that is emerging, while germany even showed some signs perhaps of strength in its service sector, there's still concern about global growth prospects. for that reason, all the more reason why perhaps it's important for policymakers to be proactive, including mario draghi. back over to you guys. >> thank you for that. who is going to be the squawk perpendicular of the year, joe? >> you mean if we pick one? >> if we pick one. >> we have to pick one that's not obvious. >> like mcafee, maybe. i had an opportunity to pick business person of the year and i picked richard scrusi. it's so hard to find an honest cfo. remember the guy that helped out? i think he was on his way up the river or something. you have to pick it so there's an edge to it. >> like leo apatae or something like that. >> no, like mcafee. i didn't mention that, but he may get the squawk person of the year award today. it depends on how he answers your probing -- your father was a litigator, right? >> t
's not just about the u.s. they make a lot of money other places, right, phil? >> they do. china. china is huge for them and southeast asia. they're growing around the world. doesn't mean clear sailing. but it's a much healthier company than it was when it went into bankruptcy. >> michelle krk you tell me why buicks are so popular in china? >> it has a long history of strong image there. >> they're buicks. >> gm went in early. well, it's got a different image there. >> even tiger finally said i can't sell these things. >> any, appreciate it, michelle. thanks for trying to give me a straight answer. i'm sitting in the same chair i sit at in the morning. the big report on what happened in benghazi came out late last night and it seemed to go to great luns. >> they were mid level, right? >> yrks joe, they took the fall. from my information, i want to emphasize bend has been ongoing information. this state did and right now the people leaving the state department are victims of the government's need to cover up the larger story, that the security at the benghazi mission and it was a with th
.n. security council. it's likely china will try to water down those provisions but it's also certain that the provisions will pass. >> you don't think china will try to veto it? >> i don't think they will veto it. they don't want north korea doing this. >> china is the only ally that they really have. i wonder, do you think it's possible they didn't inform china in advance of the timing of this launch? >> it's possible they did not. people now suspect that the information that we had that north korea was moving its rocket, something was wrong with it, was it an intentional deceptive move? they thought there would be attempts to shoot it down. they wanted to fool japan. they succeeded. >> and it certainly does strengthen the new young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has b
a satellite into orbit. its neighbors are unnerved. even china expressed regret at the move. the obama administration condemned it as a provocative act and will likely ask the u.n. security council to impose crippling sanctions. the pentagon following developments this morning. chris lawrence there. what do you know, chris? >> right now, officials say that object that north korea put into orbit, monitoring it, analyzing it, but they confirm it is in orbit. why is that important? the same technology you would use to put into orbit is the same technology you use to develop long-range ballistic missiles, the u.s. condemned this act. they are worried about the marriage of north korea's nuclear weapons with this long-range missile technology. this is the type of missile that if it was successful, as it appears to be, could reach parts of the united states, alaska, u.s. military bases in hawaii. but a u.s. efficiently i spoke with who used to work on north north korea for the defense department told me, there are still areas in which north korea has not made it as far as they would need to i
ask you about some other stuff. japan rising. europe stocks doing very well. china stocks having a bit of a comeback year. in other words, as a global guide, there are options to playing this fiscal cliff game here in new york. >> absolutely. you don't have to just trade the s&p 500. i mean, look at tonight, you're seeing australia up a third of a point. the japanese yen is doing very well. look at hong kong. if you want to take what the federal reserve did and apply it internationally, look at hong kong. their monetary policy is pegged to what the federal reserve does. but they have an inflation issue and their economy is tied to china. so if you buy something like ewh, the hong kong etf, all those stocks are priced in hong kong dollars. if the hong kong dollar is repegged, the ewh will go up as much as the repegging. >> what does that mean for the u.s. market? where are you on the u.s. market right now? >> you know, i think right now, probably to the end of year, if we can get some kind of movement on this fiscal cliff, you have a real potential for a pop, 3%, 4%, 5%. unfortunately,
lived in china. once again, america's proof we are falling behind in infrastructure. thanks for watching "street signs." i'll send it to "closing bell." >> and hello again, everybody. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm mandy drury sitting in for maria bartiromo. happy boxing day as well. >> christmas is over but mandy has been celebrating boxing day all day. we didn't get any presents from lawmakers in washington yet. we're still five days away from falling off the proverbial fiscal cliff and wall street, like everybody else, is waiting for some kind of a solution here, and as you can see by today's numbers the waiting game continues, although we thank brian sullivan and you, mandy, for bringing us back to positive territory in the last hour. >> i'm not sure we can take credit but we'll take it. >> the dow is up a fraction at the moment. 13,139 after a meandering much of the day. the nasdaq hardest hit today. technology has been very volatile recently. still down a fraction right now. 13 points, fraction percentage-wise and the s&p is down 3.33 at 1423. five days left until the fiscal cl
with a bunch of allies who supported him. >> i've been reading kissinger's book on china, but he raises's broader question which is important. unfathomable as it is to americans there are parts of the world where they do not believe in alienable rights, right? they don't believe in human rights in the way that we do. >> exactly. and when we try to impose it on them they consider it a violation of their sovereignty. >> exactly. >> china feels that way often. russia, same thing. how far do we go in promoting human rights? the trade off that we'll get here. the law gets passed and human rights violators in russia can't come year and now 1,000 children don't come to the united states and people who want them don't get them. >> my personal view, no. they're glad to take our money and they've long had to put their money overseas, but they do not want human rights promotion and we've seen that inside russia and we've seen that against the crockdown on the internet and this is just the latest interaction of the series of things going back for more than a year against the political opposition an
rate in china, and in a few years it will surpass the u.s. what it means, coming up. >>> dozens of homes damaged in the south, ripping off roofs and damaging trees. more to come. stamp watch, straight ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school districts shut down for the day as hundreds of teachers plan to join the protest. president obama brought it up during a trip to a daimler truck factory in redford, michigan. this is what he said. >> this so-called right to work law, they don't have to do with economics, everything to do with politics. what th
, the housing market is getting better. europe appears to be moving in the right direction as is china so the fundamentals are moving in the right direction, but the truth is if washington messes this up, we could go into recession the first part of next year, so that's what's keeping the cautious one on equities. ultimately i think we will finish higher for 2013, but we've got -- we've got to get past this fiscal cliff, because if we don't we go into recession, and i will go underweight stocks. >> all right. we will leave it there. gentlemen and liz ann seaners, good to have you on the program. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. sticking with the market and the economy, ceo co-founder ken langone. >> thank you. merry christmas. >> the co-founder of home depot, a financier, a guy who has his finger on the pulse of global business. that's why we wanted to have you for the whole hour. >> very nice. >> thank you and merry christmas to you as well. what's your take? just got the numbers from okay. here we are, every day worry after worry after worry on this fiscal cliff issue, an
, housing market, china, japan. i would buy some things. >> guys, got to cut you off. larry, you'll get more time next time, promise. see you later, jim. >>> we're all over the fiscal fiasco. tune in to cnbc this sunday night. yep, we're working the weekend at cnbc, 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a cnbc special report "america's economy held hostage" because remember house of represent representatives called back into session sunday night. don't be too depressed. we did get good news today and it was important. a major strike that could have crippled the economy was at least delayed. we'll have those details coming up. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medication
in germany or alabama. want them in lexington, kentucky or china? >> you mentioned germany. volkswagen opened a plant in chattanooga a few months ago, 2,000 new jobs. bob corcoran was down there. 2,000 jobs, every one of which started at $14.50 an hour. >> right. they're not all going to be at -- >> so volkswagen was moving these jobs here because we're the low wage country compared to germany. >> dude, are you suggesting we push these jobs away? >> i'm not. >> i would rather americans have a shot at a $17 an hour job than having it in china. >> i agree. >> find a way to do better. i actually agree with you. but you have to understand the consequences are pretty severe for american lifestyles. >> again, though, i'm sorry, mike, but the consequences are, we have two choices, we can't get 1965 wages, we either have these jobs in china or lexington, either have them in alabama or germany and this is at least for some of -- a chance for younger americans to get some good jobs. >> joe, if you're taking a job that pays $14.50 an hour. it means one of two things, a, you don't have a job so you're ge
. >>> good morning, terrell. a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained more than half a percent. tock owe's nikkei shed a fraction. concerned about washington's fiscal talks pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow finished down 74 points on thursday. the nasdaq lost 21 points. >>> swiss bank ubs is said to be in talks to pay a $1 billion fine to settle allegations of rigging a key interest rate benchmark. ubs is accused of manipulating the libor to boost trading profits. the rate affects trillions of dollars and loans including mortgage rates. barclays paid a $450 million fine to settle similar allegations last june. >>> consumers are spending more, but the results are mixed for retailers. the commerce department said on thursday that retail sales increased 0.3 in the month of november from the month before. the increase is due in part to hurricane rebuilding in the northeast. the report says online shopping surged, but department store sales declined. >>> in new york, raising your arm in the middle of the street and
would be short yen and long japanese stocks. >> people watching not just january but china. ir ir ir iron oar a lot. >> let's get more insight from steve from web bush securities. how much of a nail biter is this for you in terms of fiscal cliff and the markets? >> i think pretty clear at this point that if there's a deal coming, it's gonna be coming very, very soon. i think the markets discounted the fact we are going to get some sort of deal t has held up fairly well here and i think if we don't get a deal, we will see a selloff. i don't know how considerable, but certainly see the 2, 3% decline in the market. >> does it amaze you, steve, that the markets, in your view, still consider a given that we are going to reach a deal? here we are thursday, december 27th. they still haven't issued a 48-hur notice for congress to return to capitol hill and yet you're saying the markets have baked in some sort of deal? >> yeah, i think so. i don't in he isly think the deal happened december 31st. if we pass waite without a deal earthquake the market will think something is going to happen in
's longest high speed rail line is up and running and it's in, where else, china. the 1428 mile line spans more than half the country linking the capital of beijing to the southern chinese bloom city. trains will run at 186 miles per hour. >>> and civil rights icon nelson mandela has been discharged from a south africa hospital. 94-year-old former president will continue treatment at his home. he was hospitalized with a lung infection on december 8th. one week later, he had surgery to remove gallstones. i'm sure everyone's pleased to hear that he's doing well. >> thanks so much for that, lisa. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, the nr after the wants to put armed volunteers in every american school. the proposal facing heavy criticism. the man in charge is here to defend it. plus how the host of nbc's "meet the press" may have broken washington, d.c. gun laws. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road
at an air base. >> china has the fastest train in the world, it will travel nearly 200 miles per hour. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i
petallides right there on the floor of the new york stock exchange. china, cracking down on money transfers at wynn macau casinos. i guess that wynn stock is going to be down? nicole: you are right. we're seeing the stock down nearly 4% here. this is not good news for them overall. basically china's new leadership cracking down on fast money moving. they are going to set rules where you can't -- restrict the limits on how much money can actually be taken out of the country. there are a lot of new rules that would be put in place. all of it is obviously for responsible gambling, but it seems to be a lot deeper than that. stuart: i've been to that casino in macau. i mean totally different from anything you will ever see on the strip in las vegas. i mean it is really really different. i will get to that a bit later. david: yeah, we're all interested in that story. stuart: i don't gamble. david: man oh man. [laughter] stuart: moving along, republicans counteroffer to president obama's solution to the fiscal cliff yesterday with a plan of 800 billion dollars in new revenue from tax reform, not f
can see, with the kospi up the most, 1.5 points. >> strong nebs out of china which suggest maybe the economy is rebounding more than expected. >> the exports. >> yeah. >> among the catalyst in asia trading today, economic stats out of china. export growths slowed sharply to 2.9% in december. that news j underscores the global headwinds dragging on the economy. but the chinese economy is showing solid signs of a pick up in domestic activity. industrial output was stronger than expected. the country has been saying for years it needs to shift a little bit from the export model the internal consumption. let their middle class grow and not be nearly as dependent on exports. and china's oil demand in november surpassed 10 million barrels per day for the first time ever. the country's crude imports rose to the second highest daily rate on record. analysts say this is further evidence of the chinese recover. and i saw this story on -- every once in a while i check tweeting. >> i saw it on google, too. kayla tausche reporting -- >> kayla beat nick dunn. >> nick dunn was quoting kayla. >>
are not as bad with fiscal cliff. china not as bad as we though, u.s. very strong. so nike, if it goes back to 97, it means we're going to have a real bad couple of days in my view. look at red hat. red hat is a technology company that is deeply involved in the cloud. they, too, had a better than expected number, as did oracle in the cloud. so these are my two tales for the trading today, david. if you pick the best of the best and they go down, you'll really have a couple of -- >> when it comes to the so-called cloud play and the use of it in the competition here, is that one of the key names? >> yes, it allows you to manage cloud in a cheap -- an anti-microsoft business. their partner is sales force.com. i'm really using these as tells. in other words, these are the ones where there's natural buyers. as we just found out how good things are. it wasn't like we found out a month ago. we just found out last night. if they have resilience, the market is going to be more resilient than people think. if they give up the ghost, i think next week's going to be difficult, too. >> all right. we'll be wat
and china and then made right to work law here. it means it's a gap between the wealth and the workers. workers have a right to expect liberal wages, health care, education care, the right to vote protected, and educate their children. these rights are reasonable and should be enforced. >> reverend jackson, you and i have known each other a long time. did you ever think you would be in michigan leading a protest against right to work? >> i really did not. i think that the tea party has 150-year-old roots between what is -- the right it organize, collective bargaining and states rights. i never thought it would go this far north, and, yet, these workers in this state must fight back and draw a line in the sand. that's why i'm going to address a major one-day strike, maybe a one-day march on washington for massive and action to bring about the ship in the flow of the wind. >> reverend jesse jackson, bob king from the united autoworkers. thank you very much. i know it's a cold day. thanks for joining us from michigan. >> thank you. >>> and let's make a deal. can president obama and the sp
jimmy carter is in china this week where today he met with the new communist leader to discuss a wide range of controversial chinese policies. with him, of course, roseland carter as well. >>> in pakistan hundreds of students rallied against naming a college against malala, the activist school girl that was shot by a taliban gunman in october. according to pakistani government officials, students are concerned that naming the college after malala will cause a security threat to them. >>> in oregon today officials say that jacob tyler roberts, the 22-year-old gunman who killed two people and seriously wounded a 15-year-old girl before taking his own life in an oregon mall on tuesday knew none of his victims. police say that roberts acted alone, using a semi-automatic rifle that he had stolen the day before. the day before the shooting rampage at that crowded mall. roberts had no significant criminal record. authorities said other than a few speeding tickets. >>> that tragedy in oregon is only the latest in a series of mass shugts, and people ask could tighter gun laws have prevented th
crisis, things like our fiscal cliff crisis, a slowdown in china. this is how stocks are moving right now. it's no longer how many cannes of coke did we sell last quarter. it's really tied to this so it matters more than before. they're panicking and starteding to see it. look no further than the consumer confidence number dropping, the retail sales. ge has blamed some poorer results this past quarter on lack of investment. you know, honeywell is seeing the pain. they're not filling empty positions. it's already -- it has been starting to affect companies for probably, you know, at least the past quarter already. >> okay. thank you, joy, and thank you leigh. remember, president obama is going to make a statement on the fiscal cliff talks at 5:45 eastern time and msnbc will provide live coverage. until then, chris matthews is up next with the best "sideshow" moments of the year and the nra's best excuses for standing in the way of any and all reasonable restrictions on guns. this is "hardball," the place for politics. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter wh
china, the north's closest ally, says it regrets the launch and is urging north korea to put a stop to its missile program. japan says the launch is unacceptable. norad says it appeared to have put a satellite into orbit which would be a huge breakthrough for the north koreans. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? and also to build my career. so i'm not about to always let my frequent bladder urges, or the worry my pipes might leak get in the way of my busy lifestyle. that's why i take care, with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of frequent urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble empty
, potato with bacon... [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. gregg: china is unveiling the world's longest high-speed rail train this week. 1500 miles long, it runs from beijing to the south, and the train on this high-speed rail line initially ran 186 miles per hour. can you believe that? cutting between the two cities. china's railway system has a checker ored past, it has been riddled with accidents including the latest crash involving a bullet train which killed 40 people. remember that? july. patti ann: well, anxiety is rising over big tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in on january 1st. a growing number of lawmakers saying they are skeptical that a deal can be reached in five days to avoid the fiscal cliff, especially with the main sticking point coming down to whether to increase taxes for top earners next year among many other things. byron york, now, of "the washington examiner" joins us to talk about this. good morning, byron. >> good morning, patti ann. patti ann: so we're going to show a full scream of what would happen if -- full screen of what would
china because the dollar will not be worth. that is what is it is a bout. host: on the front page of "the financial times." we also have a tweet. this is what the senate minority leader said yesterday on the floor after his meeting at the white house. [video clip] >> i share the view of the majority leader. we had a good meeting at the white house. we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself a in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. we will be working hard to try to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> we are talking about the senate negotiating a fiscal could deal on -- but one of the stories of in the paper comes from the baltimore sun with the president of in there headline saying the president modestly optimistic. let's see what the thoughts are of the viewers and listeners this morning. pamela from new jersey on the line for democrats. are you optimistic about the fiscal clefts deal? caller:
of obesity compared to children born vaginally. researchers in china looked at previous studies on obesity and thousands of births and say that health risks must be taken seriously. previous studies linked c-section births to allergies and diabetes later in life. we found one guy on our staff delivered c-section and is one of the fittest guys on our staff. >> he weighed ten pounds at the time. big baby. >> he's buff. not overweight. >>> in other news, marriage is good for people. gay and straight in fact. that's the finding of a new study. it shows same-sex couples married enjoy the same psychological benefits as heterosexual couples. more from abc senior medical contributor. >> reporter: as same-sex couples wait to hear what the supreme court says about their marrying, a study in the american journal of public health has already offered an opinion. the study looked at data from the 2009 california health interview survey, which included 47,000 participants, both men and women, ages 18 to 70, and both homosexuals and heterosexuals. the authors say married gay, lesbian and bisexual people h
that manufacturing is picking up in china. gains are expected to be modest, though as the fiscal cliff issue remains unresolved. >>> the u.s. is showing its support for turkey in the face of potential threats from syria. the u.s. milltory will deploy 400 troops to turkey in the coming weeks. the patriot the missile system would be used only for defense. >>> president obama is speaking out about marriage marriage for the first time since colorado and washington state legalized it. he told abc's barbara walters he discourages drug use and regrets doing it as a kid but says it's not a top priority for the feds to prosecute recreational users in states that have legalized the substance. >>> we're awaiting word on the next round of fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama and house speaker john boehner metaphor just under an hour at the white house late yesterday afternoon. still no deal. aides for both men describe the session as frank and say the lines of communication will stay open. the law of the land, that's how house speaker john boehner described the affordable care act, it overhauled the natio
kim three seems to can consolidate his power. we are waiting to see if this affects china and their soup harris: you mentioned the evidence that south korea has found that the north will be able to fire at us, at our mainland, possibly come in the next two years. is there anything the south is doing at this point? people are feeling imminent danger. >> the south issued that warning about the capability about the missile tests. there is concern about the region, but it is very difficult to stop anything like that. we have some kind of missile patriots in different types of missiles to try to stop that. but it is very difficult if you have a three stage rocket to be able to bring that down very easily. but we did see before that last test that south korea and japanese and american forces were put on alert. perhaps bring you down and casey came came into their territory. back to you. harris: david pifer reporting live today from bangkok. jon: the fiscal cliff is a sport is a way. looking beyond the deadline, short-term battle will have a long-term political impact. let's talk
has two two -- [inaudible] where do syria people expect to go -- china, russia, support the assad's regime? >> we noted the opposition made gains, the assad continues to lose control over syria. it is no mystery that we were disappointed in the failure of the security council because of a lack of agreement by some members to take actionings through -- actions through the council with assad and work with our international partners to pressure assad and assist the people of syria and the opposition, that that work continues. >> represent china? >> i think i addressed that question. >> thank you, sir. >> john? >> thank you. the world's financial community is watching this fiscal cliff process closely with concern. the parties fail to reach a deal before jan -- january 1, what assurances do you have that america will not default on its debt? >> well, we addressed the issue of the debt ceiling, and the president's firm belief it is unconceivable that -- and unacceptable that leader in congress want to engage in brinksmanship witnessed in 20 # 11 on the issue of making sure the united s
china. it can valve at 120 miles per hour. next, 89 years. that's the age of the representative ralph hall, of texas who became the oldest serving house member of all time. he came to congress in 1981 as a democrat, but became a republican in 2004. finally, 110,000. that's how many people called norad to find out where santa was. they say that broke last year's record. clayton? >> clayton: thanks. did you get a handful of gift cards you can't use or gifts you don't want this christmas? you're not alone. today is the day to turn the unwanted gift cards into cash. consumer savings expert is here with great tips this morning. good to see you. hope you had a great christmas. >> i did, thank you. >> clayton: let's dive in here. number one, you say register your gift cards. >> right. it's really important to go on-line and register that gift card so that if it gets lost or stolen, that you can recover it. you can go on-line to the retailer's web site, or you can also actually register it at creditcard.com. they have a yourwallet recovery tool which will alert you and give you tips on how to
into intensifying nationalism. there could be military clashes any day between china and japan of violence. the whole region is becoming more tense. after we leave afghanistan, i think the problems in the region will slide northward to central asia. that will involve in different ways china, russia and india. we have a crisis on our hands in syria. we have pressures to go to war against iran. these are the kind of issues that really need attentive leadership from the secretary of state that is intensely interested in them and has the kind of experience and global background that is needed for that kind of job. >> i just want to add to the list the recent north korea missile test, rocket test, aka, a missile test, and the close collaboration between north korea and iran. iran is pretty advanced on miniaturizing nuclear warheads. and north korea is very advanced on missiles. and if that collaboration continues, we may have a very serious confrontation. >> and so there's no island of stability out there in this from north korea all the way into africa. and a lot of the intel people say that t
on january 4th. they fear this could be to natural gas production what the "china syndrome" was to the nuclear power industry. it stars matt damon looking to line up leases in pennsylvania farm country and john as a environmental activist to try to stop him. >> i'm here my farm is gone. the land turned brown. it happened to one of us. it could happen to all of us. >> reporter: damon and chris since ski who co-wrote the script together, they're using fracking as jumping off point to explore american identity. >> it really asks more questions than it answers but they're important questions that i think we're all need to be asking right now. >> reporter: but conservative blogs like the heritage foundation say this move -- movie looks nothing on surface to be hit piece on tracking indisstri. analysts say this could be a big problem going forward. charles edwards with the brookings institution. >> someone like matt damon will make convincing actor, undoubtedly casting concerns about shale gas on the horizon. that will probably become a lot of people's perceptions that shale gas
at a shopping mall in shanghai, china, when a giant shark aquarium suddenly burst. the 33-ton tank sending water, fish and shards shards of glass everywhere. 3 people were hurt. fortunately the starks didn't get very far. harris: let's look ahead to 2013 and perhaps the most important issue on american finds will continue to be the economy. there are new signs today, that 2013 should be a good year for us. dominick tavella, financial advisor and president of certified financial consultants is here in studio with us. dominic, you say there are three bright spots really the headline in this? >> once we get past the fiscal cliff we know it will take some dollars out of the economy, whether it is higher taxes or entitlement cuts. it will create a little bit of a shock to the economy but there are bright spots we should look for in 2013. harris: there are three you said. what are they? >> housing, energy and huge amount, trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines by corporate america, waiting to come into the economy once this picture clears up. harris: we're getting housing numbers coming this we
's longest high-speed rail line is now officially open. you're going to have to travel to get there, in china. it runs 186 miles from beijing in the north to an economic hub in the south. the trip takes about eight hours. before it took 20 hours to go the same distance. critics say it's too expensive. the cheapest price you're going to pay for a one-way ticket? $138 u.s. really? heather: that is fast though. gregg: that's more expensive than the veazona bridge. heather: is it? gregg: yeah. heather: well, you know, christmas the holiday -- gregg: i've heard about it. [laughter] heather: it's not all about giving or getting gifts, it is about giving back as well. trace gallagher joins us with more on that. hi, trace. >> reporter: hey, heather. therethere are very little good happening in newtown, connecticut, these days, but a gift from a child made a huge difference. his name is 11-year-old cooper carlisle, he's from houston. and after the shooting he convinced his principal to allow his entire school to make cards for each of the 26 victims. and in those cards they filled them with prayers an
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to evacuate u.s. military personnel. >>> now to a terrifying scene for shoppers in china. if you are afraid of sharks, you may not want to watch this video. this was an indoor tsunami. a huge shark tank burst, sending broken glass and water crashing into onlookers. more than a dozen people were injured. mostly with minor cuts and bruises. sadly, the sharks did not survive. >> who thought that was a good idea? >>> the economy could suffer a major blow next week if thousands of union dock workers make good on their threat to strike. a walkout would close every port from boston to houston. that means tons of goods would not be able to move in or out. the contract expired back in september. >>> and it is that time of year again when warnings go out to everyone about the dangers of thin ice. case in point, take a look at this from monroe county, michigan. jim swayze was walking his dogs when one of them went out on the ice and fell in. oh, poor guy. his wife called in her cousin, he came out, jumped in the water to help their dog. rescue crews were able to get man and best friend to safety. good
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. >>> "the boston globe," china's largest auto manufacturer has the winning bid for a a123, a brumt battery maker based in the u.s. the company received $133 million in federal stimulus grngrnt grants before going under. republicans called the case a textbook example of wasted stimulus money. >>> "usa today," controversy surrounding the korean pop sensation psy. he performed last night at the christmas in washington concert with the president and his family in attendance. he has that dance, you know? >> you know, everybody, like, sends me videos of them doing this. i have no idea what it is. >> "gangnam style." >> is that how you say it? >> yeah. >> oh, you know what? i prefer to be out of it on this one. >> so this was just days after video surfaced of him using inflammatory anti-american language and leading anti-u.s. protests at a concert in 2004 amid the heat of the iraq war. the song, which is a cover called for killing, quote, yankees. on friday psy issued an apology saying he understands american servicemen's sacrifices and regrets using the inflammatory language. >> it was really ha
the catalyst here, signs that china's recovery is gaining traction. sources say that the bank of japan will ease monetary policy this week and consider adopting a 2% inflation target no later than january. policymakers are seen responding to pressure from the incoming prime minister there. shinzo abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation. in the meantime, india's central bank kept interest rates on hold yesterday ignoring pressure to reduce borrowing costs. policymakers said they were shifting the focus to reducing the economy and that raises the odds of a rate cut as early as january. andrew olson, over to you. >> ubs reportedly nearing a fine of up to $1.5 billion. the bank is close to finalizing a deal with regulators according to the financial times. about three dozen bankers and senior managers are said to face criminal or civil charges. >>> and it's official this morning, tend of an era for aig. details emerged during squawk yesterday. today, the u.s. insurer rates $6.5 billion from the sale of its remaining stake in aia group. and boeing is raising its dividend by 10%. it will
? china's got this fledgling recovery going. if you look at the trade numbers, they're extremely weak into the european bloc. they're okay into the u.s. bloc. but u.s. demand deteriorates, then there's no chinese recovery. and then the bid for commodities and all the demand related to that gets -- >> right. you said it, barry, because it's been signaling that in the currency market because the aussie dollar which is the proxy for the risk trade for asia has been very weak relative to the eu euro. that's signaling the market is very concerned about that going forward. >> copper, as well, i think is another indicator. >> you know, roger, i hear all of this, and you're somebody who knows what happens behind the scenes in washington. you know how these thingsz work. when you see how this is setting up at this point, what do you really see as the most likely scenario between now and the end of the year and then into january? >> first of all, i don't think anybody wins if we go over the fiscal cliff. i don't. i doubt we would stay over the cliff so to speak for more than very, very short pe
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know that we compete in the global economy. when we look at the tax policies of japan, china, brazil, other people we're competing for in a global economy we need to keep those rates low. keeping the rates low encourages businesses to commit long-term capital signatures, grow jobs, and grow personal income. >> i know you're a, you know, i know you're a giver, give, give, give. all you're worried about are your investors. what about southern company? why are you so on the dividends -- how does it affect southern company what happens with dividends and capital gains? >> well, it impacts southern as it impacts every other company in our industry. you know, when you think about the electric utility industry, we are a low beta kind of industry. we are low risk and typically we have a relatively attractive dividend yield. the general formation of return to investors is about 50% dividend yield and about 50% growth and earnings per share. so it's critically important for our industry which interestingly is one of the great contributors to employment growth and variety of other things. we sp
at this hour's hot shots. wisconsin, a cnn ireporter takes a picture of snow-covered trees. >>> in china, christmas tr ornaments are on display. in florida, packages are shipped on what they expect to be the busiest day of the year. and in japan, monkeys cuddle together in the snow. hot shots, pictures from around the world. >> those monkeys in japan, not the only monkeys in the news today. jeanne moos has proof that nothing perks up a hum drum shopping day like a monkey in a fancy coat. >> you go to ikea expecting cheap furniture. >> this is so bizarre. why is there a monkey at ikea. >> there he was running around in an outfit that freaked everyone out. >> it's faux fur, not a shearli shearling. >> double breasted, no less. the tweets started to fly. anyone lose their monkey at ikea? actually, yeah. the owner was shopping inside the store when monkey managed to get out of his crate and then out of the car. >> all the people were trying to, like, call it towards them, but it was very scared. it was darting all over the place. they were trying to get it away from cars. >> his diaper only
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